November Post for A Drift of Quills on NaNoWriMo


I've decided to go first this time!


I admit I've never participated in the event known as NaNoWriMo. I can't even pronounce it, and I have to check other sources for how to spell it every time I need to use the word, or acronym, or whatever it is. Suffice it to say, I don't know much about it. Still, from what I've heard, it sounds like an amazing venture . . .



The closest I've ever come to a NaNoWriMo effort was during a summer week when the rest of my family went camping. Blissfuly alone (and, I confess, not lonely), I set out to write the opening of my new story . . . 


Read more here and to find out what the pic above is all about . . . 



Next up is Robin Lythgoe, author of As the Crow Flies.


You may also have noticed that it is November, and November means NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). While Patricia is off flitting about he countryside, Kristie and I are knee-deep into the crazy, wonderful writing frenzy that is NaNoWriMo.


Do you know what that means? Hundreds of thousands of people around the world leap headlong into the challenge of writing a novel (50,000 words long!) in thirty days. (Though if I wrote through Thanksgiving Day, I would probably be stuffed and roasted!)


Read more on Robin's site here.



Finally, Kristie Kiessling, author of Sanguis Dei, has the following to offer:


NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month is upon us! If it's possible that you've never heard of it, the NaNoWriMo website says this: "National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing on November 1. The goal is to write a 50,000 word (approximately 175-page) novel by 11:59:59 PM on November 30."


Sound crazy? You bet! But it's wonderful, too. Why?


Read more on Kristie's site here.


Thank you for joining us! We look forward to sharing with you again in December.